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Tahiti Nui Restaurant

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5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
+1 808-826-6277
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am surprised that they have as high of a rating as they do. Our daughters had been here previously and talked about how good the pizza was. So we decided to make sure we gave it a try. We rushed from Lihue to get there for a late pizza knowing they closed at 10pm only to get there and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

...enjoyed a few evenings here - mai tais still great. music in the evenings was very enjoyable. every plate we had was delicious. great history and memorabilia...real Kauai... mahalo

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NY
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On Wednesday evening they host a traditional Luau. I am unable to attest to the authenticity of the event, but we definitely had a great time there. There was lots of food which was pretty good, the Mai Tai's were included in the cost ( and were good and plentiful ) and the entertainment was energetic and really enjoyable. The... More 

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Tualatin, Oregon
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped for drinks on our way home. The place was hopping, with locals taking turns dancing, singing, and playing instruments along with the hired performers. It was a great atmosphere in which to sit and relax and enjoy a really first-class tasty beverage. I highly recommend their house special Mai Tai -- not watered down at all for the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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104 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here for a light snack and drink after hiking the Okolehao Trail. When we arrived there were 2 occupied tables on the patio and about 2 others inside. There was only 1 suitable table outside (1 other was in direct sun, the other essentially blocked way in/out of kitchen) which hadnt been cleaned yet so we sat ourselves there... More 

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Petrolia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Thar's right, this is a local hang out. How can I tell? The two Hawaiian performers got into a hula number and four gals of various ages got up and started dancing in sync. But, you wanna know about the food. Well, this place is an arm but not a leg expensive. Everything on the menu is made fresh with... More 

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Thank cbs1947
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we visit Kauaii I take on a search for the best mai tai. Tahiti Nui gets a solid win here for taste and affordability! The food here is also solid, but it's really the staff that makes this place awesome. It's a bit of a dive and very casual. Perfect place for a post-beach lunch! I hear that... More 

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Thank Jenni K
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here on Feb 12 2017. Very authentic place . Not the most clean and a bit run down. Washrooms were not very clean at all. The food was hit and miss. I had the Cobb salad and it was delicious. My husband had the cheese burger and asked for it to be well done and it was... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go there many Monday nights to hear Michael Keale (1st cousin to Iz) from 6-8 pm for free. Pizza is the best and other dinners are great too. The atmosphere is very country bar casual.

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with family for a dinner. And we were warned ... atmosphere was local and cosy. Menu was ok mainly pizza which we had and all around the table seemed to enjoy Live music was good and Hawaiian theme Problem was when waiting for the taxi, which took ages, a fight at the bar ensued leaving us and the staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Kuhio Hwy # 5134, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714-3001
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: +1 808-826-6277

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?